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Apply to Techstars New York Before New Years Eve

Feld Thoughts

The deadline for applying to Techstars New York for the next program is 11:59:59pm PST on 12/31/13. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming Techstars New York program. Alex Iskold is the new managing director. Alex has been a Techstars mentor for a while and was extremely active with the most recent New York program. We’ve talked a bunch about the new things that he’ll be doing this year. TechStars alex iskold new york

Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City

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The post Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The day after the election, Alex Iskold (Techstars NY Managing Director) wrote a great post titled Dear Founders, I Commit to Double My Support For You and Your Startups. It’s vintage, wonderful Alex along with a series of specific things he’s going to do. Work even more closely with the founders to help them with their financings.

Book: Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community

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On Digital Sabbath #5, I read Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community. I got through half of it on my flight home from New York on Saturday morning; the balance laying on the couch next to Amy on Saturday evening. If you are involved in the New York startup community, this is a must read book. One thing that jumped out at me that Alessandro segmented the New York startup community into six neighborhoods.

Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London

Startup Lessons Learned

We’ve got two learning opportunities for you this spring: Join us at Lean Startup Conference New York (May 10-11) in Brooklyn for an intensive two days of specialized corporate innovator education and networking. We hope you’ll join us in New York and/or London to get the latest skills sets and techniques necessary for building a modern company Guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co.

New York City Is Banning This 1 Job Interview Question

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The new legislation will affect 3.8 million workers.

48in48 New York City 2016 in photos

Jeff Hilimire

To be able to pull off New York City helped us realize that our BIG long-term goal, to run the event in 48 cities worldwide over the same weekend, is that much more achievable (granted, we have a lot of work left to do, but still.). We did it!

TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard

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TextureMedia, a hair care media company in Austin, got acquired Monday by Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company based in New York. It was one of the first investments made […] The post TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard appeared first on SiliconHills.

5x New York Times Bestseller Sam Harris: Surviving Artificial Intelligence

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Five time New York Times bestselling author, Stanford grad, and neuroscientist Sam Harris shares how we should think about artificial intelligence so we survive

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. I’m a big fan of Shaherose Charania and Baat Enosh and agreed to help support the program along with Fred and Joanne Wilson and a number of other folks that support entrepreneurship in New York. Applications are now open for the New York program until 4/20.

Doing The Top Of Mind Drill At TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday, I spent the day at TechStars New York. David Cohen and I then hopped on a train, cranked on emails and interviews all the way to New York, and then I finished the night (after some more email) with a one hour lecture by Skype to a class of San Diego based students. I’m super psyched about all the teams I met – it feels like the TechStars New York program is very high quality and off to a great start.

[New York] INGENUITY 2013

YoungUpstarts

Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. Events & Happenings event INGENUITY innovation New York New York Venture Capital Association startup

New York Women Just Keep Getting Better at Raising Money

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A new study by Female Founders Fund tracks fundraising by women entrepreneurs

The real entrepreneurs of New York City

Startup Lessons Learned

While I was in New York, I had another opportunity to witness this firsthand, and I wanted to share the results with you. Leaped to a new idea and accomplished an incredible amount of market validation, as well as overcoming technical risk, in the last few hours of the competition.

Seriously? New York Law Firms Can Now Charge Clients for the Work of Unpaid Interns

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The New York State Bar's Committee on Professional Ethics recently announced the shocking decision

The Biggest Thing New York's Startup Scene Is Missing

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Silicon Alley has come a long way--but there's still more work to do

Welcome New York to the Global EIR Coalition

Feld Thoughts

Last week New York was the third state to create a program – called the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) – based on the construct of the Global Entrepreneur in Residence program. This is a New York City based program created by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the City University of New York (CUNY). The New York program is a city driven initiative.

How This Company Became the Secret Weapon of Delta, Macy's, and the New York City Marathon

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For the founder of smart-chip maker Impinj, success was a marathon, not a sprint. Founders 10

September in New York

Startup Lessons Learned

For the next month or so I'll be on the road, starting in Washington DC and then proceeding to New Haven, New York, and Boston. I have been getting a lot of questions on Twitter about my upcoming trip to the east coast, so I thought I would post a brief update here. But most of the time - for almost the whole month of September - I'll be in Manhattan. I'm really looking forward to quality time with the startup scene there.

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

Both Sides of the Table

The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “ Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind.” ” I love the NY Times and am a paying subscriber. But this article missed the real trend. The premise of the article is that in an increasingly online world ruled by techies who don’t want to talk on the phone, the era of being able to call the company in which you do business is winding down. They cite Quara, Google, Twitter & Facebook as obvious examples.

What Randi Zuckerberg Says About Silicon Valley vs. New York

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"I had kind of tried to smoosh down [my creativity] for too many years in order to be taken seriously in Silicon Valley," saysZuckerberg

Two Days of Entrepreneurial Community Building In Upstate New York

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday and Thursday I spent two awesome days with my long time friend Martin Babinec (the founder of Trinet), his partner at Upstate Venture Connect – Nasir Ali – and about 1000 members of the Upstate New York entrepreneurial community. Since Upstate New York had gotten so much snow so far this year, everyone was freaked out and all of the events on Wednesday were turned into conference calls that I was going to do from Martin’s house.

3 Tips for the Best New York Business Trip

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Save your sanity with some simple insider strategies

Hyphen-tech – a trend that bodes well for London and New York

The Equity Kicker

London and New York are good places to build these businesses because we combine strong startup ecosystems with world leading financial services, fashion, media and so on. I just came across the concept of ‘ hyphen-tcch ‘: the numerous sub-sections of startups that align themselves with various industries: fin tech , fashion tech , media tech, and so forth.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Next week, I travel to New York, where I'm especially excited to see the entrepreneurial renaissance that is in progress, first hand. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. Special thanks to Trevor Owens for helping to organize my New York trip.). SXSW was amazing and exhausting. We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon.

The 2 Best Startups to Work for in New York City

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These companies offer more than fun perks, they make employees feel valued and heard

The FBI Can't Force Apple to Unlock iPhones, a New York Judge Rules

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The ruling pertains to a drug case that involves similar issues to the unlocking controversy surrounding the San Bernardino shootings

The New York Bakery That Hires Everyone, No Questions Asked

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Greyston Bakery's delicious cookies and brownies are helping fuel its ambitious mission to create jobs and eradicate homelessness

Place Branding: 3 Unique Storytelling Projects For Branding A City

Brandanew

New York: New York, unlike Paris, had to build the brand from scratch and yet it has been incredible successful. The “I [heart] New York” campaign was a huge success and so was the more recent “NYC Work”. Cities are not just places.

How This New York Times Writer Created A Brand That Grows By Itself

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Learn from Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and Ellis Brooklyn Founder, Bee Shapiro, on how to make your brand grow without spending millions on marketing.

This Startup Built 4 Huge Farms in New York and Chicago. But the Whole Idea Was Almost Scrapped

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In 2009, after two years of planning, New York City denied Gotham Greens a permit to build its first greenhouse. Here's how Viraj Puri and his co-founders persisted. How I Did It

What are the best New York City events to attend to meet VC’s and Angel investors?

Gust

Although there are many, many excellent events each week in New York that it would make sense for a startup entrepreneur to attend (see Gary’s Guide, Startup Digest, or This Week in NY Innovation), the truth is that (a) VCs and serious investors don’t go to most of them, and (b) the odds are slim that even if you and the investor were at the same event, you will have the opportunity or time to do more than say hello. The New York Angels Education Meetup.

Why the New York Times Endorsed a $0 Minimum Wage (and You Should Too)

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Just who is the minimum wage supposed to help

Why This Billion-Dollar New York Startup Is Re-Branding

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Zocdoc, which recently raised $130 million in venture capital funding for a reported $1.8 billion valuation, got a makeover this week. A friendly logo and yellow hues should help to better attract young patients

What the New York Giants Just Taught Us About Handling Office Drama

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The media tried to whip an off-day trip into drama. Giants leadership used the best plays in the book to diffuse the situation

How Rebecca Minkoff Is Disrupting New York Fashion Week

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The luxury apparel brand introduced a new retail strategy, where runway items became immediately available to purchase following the spring show

The Lowline, the World's First Underground Park, Is Coming to New York City

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The land for the park was turned over by the city on Wednesday, meaning an eight-year project finally has a green light

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The New York Public Library's Newly Renovated Reading Room Is the Coolest Thing You'll See Today

Inc Startups

The Rose Room is reopening. And it's more glorious than ever

Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai

VC Cafe

A lan Patricof, a veteran venture capital investor and partner in NY based Greycroft Partners, said that “an Israeli company has to come to New York to access advertisers and content&# , during the BootCamp Ventures Innovation Marathon in his recent visit to Israel.

[Review] Hits & Misses: New York Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Strategies

YoungUpstarts

In the book “ Hits & Misses: New York Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Strategies ” by award-winning journalist, columnist and essay writer Tina Traster , such decision-making by some entrepreneurs are put under the microscope.

Top 10 Women-Led Companies in New York City

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Meet the most successful women-owned companies in the NYC metro area